Puerto Rico! Repair Lynn's House

Lynn Mary Ferand was born in NY   in 1946.   Was never able to finish high school but was lucky enough to have a god mother who put her through cosmetology school in Pamona CA in 1965.  She attended NEw Fashion Trend Academy for a 1600 hour course in all phases of cosmetology.  Lynn worked as a colorist for Geraldines House of Beauty.  Moved back to NY and worked as a wig stylist for Larry Matthews wig departments. Also worked in Hewlet Bay LI. for a wig and Touee maker sytyling and designing their products for nine years.

Purchased a small house in 1982 in Vieques P.R. whch had one room and had no plumbing or electric.  Married her fiancee Gerry Gartland in 1985 and moved into their house in the midst of the jungle.   This was their dream come true, moving to Vieques with a 36 ft container with beauty salon equipmentl Gerrys tools and some household supplies.  Through years and tears of confuion, money and time the property was finally livable and she opened a small salon on Main st.

In 1992 Gerry died of lung cancer.   Lynn thought of leaving Vieques but had fallen in love with the island and the people.  Business was starting to pick up but was never profitable enough to finish the house.  As years went by the decking  that had beeen built had started to decay in the tropics.  The years were also taking a toll on Lynns health and by 2009 Lynn was having a hard time getting around..

Going to  a neurologist and a spinal cord surgeon, her conditin was rapidly worsening.  Lynn was operated on in 2012 and was out of work for more than a year.  Presently at 71 yrs old Lynn works around 10 hrs a week.  her house has become unsafe for her.  She ahs fallen throught the deck several times and fortunately was not seriously hurt.

Lynns Deck and House have become unsafe for her.  We would like to rebuild her deck and do some repairs on her house so Lynn can have a safe place to live and work.

We have some volunteers to help with the rebuilding, but need funding for materials and additional labor.


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Dan Dente 
Vernon, VT
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